The Beginners Guide to Decorating with Color
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of decorating? If your answer is “colour,” then this blog post will be perfect for you. In this article, we’ll discuss how colour affects mood and what colours work best in different rooms of the home. We’ll also provide a few tips on choosing paint colours and offer examples of world-renowned designers who use colour in their designs beautifully!
Most designers agree that the colours you use in your home should create a mood. For example, if you are looking for energy and optimism, warmer shades of reds and yellows might be perfect for your living room or kitchen (think pumpkin spice latte or lemonade). Accenting a single wall or decorating with a bold colour can bring that mood into a room.
If you are looking for serenity, consider using softer colours like blues and greens to bring calmness into your home (think ocean waves or the forest). Blues have been shown to reduce tension in people as well! Accenting an entire wall with one colour is a great way to achieve this look without overwhelming the entire space.
Other places that can use a splash of colour include the living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Here are some of our favourite ways to use colour:
*Throw pillows can really bring personality to your sitting area
*A pop of colour in your bedroom can provide a nice mood boost
*Accenting the living room with flowers or candles will add that calming touch while still adding some character.
*In the bathroom, use colourful bath mats and towels to bring joy into this often overlooked space!
The key is not to overdo it: remember one tip is to think of colour as a spice, not the main course.
The art of decorating with colour is not an easy one to master. From colours that make you feel happy and calm, to those that give your space a sense of personality or uniqueness, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes down to choosing the perfect hue for your home.
The good news is that inspiration is everywhere you look. From magazines to show homes to Pinterest, there are examples of great use of colour all around.
The easiest way to start is by picking what you like, and then asking yourself, “why do I like it?”. Is the colour bright or muted? Does it make me feel happy or calm?
Playing with colour is a great way to personalize your space and have fun in the process.